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Operating under a direct charter, complemented by an Alliance partnership with DKT Allseas, our China Xpress service will provide Scottish importers and exporters with a direct port call eliminating the decades of frustrating transshipments and huge delays at European ports.

This direct container shipping service from China to Scotland will be a game-changer for companies who import from China, with an eastbound return route that will now give companies who export to China a new shorter route direct from Peel Ports Greenock to Ningbo and Dongguan. For Scotch Whisky producers and distillers of Gin and other spirits, the new China Xpress service potentially cuts weeks off your current export routes.

For Scottish importers who use China as their primary source of stock and raw materials, the direct from suppliers' home ports to Greenock will offer a much more predictable timeframe than shipments currently coming via Rotterdam and other European ports.

The China Xpress shipping solution will vastly improve logistics and supply chain resilience, providing a new direct container service across Scotland and the United Kingdom. China Xpress Service includes;

Six (6) x circa 1600 TEU vessels

Ten (10) day port rotation

Three (3) sailings per month

Ningbo and Dongguan to Liverpool and Greenock

Feeder network servicing Far East Asia

Fastest and ONLY direct container service linking China to/from Scotland

Independent Feeder service connecting Greenock and Liverpool, both North and South Bound

The newly formed alliance and service will provide unparalleled service to the United Kingdom and much-needed tonnage and equipment to global supply chains. With immediate effect, we will offer;

20' Standard and 20' High Cube Containers

40' Standard and 40' High Cube Containers

40' Mega Cube Containers (Payload 85cbm)

20' and 40' Reefer Containers

By taking a progressive approach to solving the supply chain challenge Scottish Importers and Exporters encounter, KC Liner Agencies will deliver a unique service offering, reduced transit times and the ONLY direct service linking China and Scotland. 

Download Westbound China to Greenock, Scotland shipping Schedule* here

Chittagong Bangladesh to Liverpool, Greenock and Rotterdam

In response to demand, KC Liner Agencies, in partnership with China Xpress, offers guaranteed equipment and allocation on our direct container service from Bangladesh to Liverpool and Greenock. View our Route PDF here.


Contact us for information and support on how your organisation can take advantage of this unique service and discuss how KC Liner Agencies can be part of your logistics and supply chain solutions.

*Note: All published schedules are subject to change and are for guidance only. Contact us below for current dates.

Tel: 0141 420 7166    Email: ChinaExpress@kcliner.co.uk